Russian Hackers Mounted Cyber Attack on German Banks, Bild Says

Patrick Donahue and Jake Rudnitsky report:

A hacker group linked to the Russian state known as “Fancy Bear” conducted a cyber attack on critical German infrastructure and the country’s banking system in the past few days, Bild newspaper reported, citing unidentified Western intelligence sources.

A spokesman for Germany’s BSI Federal Cyber Security Authority said the agency has no knowledge of such an attack.   Bild said the BSI confirmed the hack on Wednesday, and cited unidentified sources as saying it may be revenge for international sanctions leveled on Russia and Belarus.

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